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Orca Spirit Adventures

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Orca Spirit Adventures is Victoria's premier whale watching company offering carbon neutral tours led by certified marine naturalists whose knowledge and passion for Vancouver Island’s marine wildlife is unequaled in the industry. Come aboard to...more
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146 Kingston St | Marina Level, Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
+1 250-383-8411
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having done whale watching on a larger boat we decided to try the zodiac this time. It was foggy and instead of going west (normal route) like the other companies our skipper went south. This was the right choice (no whales spotted west)as within an...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Got 2pm trip on 15th brilliant weather, great saw Orcas, albeit from a distance, this company pro nature and ensure non human interference with wildlife. Encountered a hump back at 50 feet, heard and saw blow holes in action. Great tail shot after it passed...More

Thank ChrisH6648
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had the most amazing time. The boat was very good & fast and the crew were exceptional and very knowledgeable. We saw so many Orca whales I lost count also saw seals and a humpback whale. Crew gave us a running commentary while we...More

Thank melonsgal1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I apologise but I can’t remember the guide and drivers name however she was lovely. Full of information and your safety...and dry clothes came first. We did see orcas, pickles the hump back and lots of seals. I loved that the guide was respectful of...More

Thank Peanutyellow
Reviewed 1 week ago

First I want to say that we are experienced zodiac travelers, havings seen wildlife in zodias in Hawaii, Costa Rica, Baja, Galapagos and more. It is our preferred was to get close to marine life if we can't be in the water with them In...More

Thank Mauibird
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Port Renfrew. My two boys and I got into this small boat – adventurous :-). We saw Orcas of the resident pods, a mother with calf and a huge male, a sea lion hunting and we ended up in the middle of a group of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We choose Orca spirit and was very happy we did. Captain Mike was excellent he was enthusiastic and honest explaining that sightings were down to nature this wasn’t a circus. He was very informative and talked to us all , answering any questions . Captain...More

1  Thank Jacqui M
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Jacqui, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review of your recent whale watching tour with us at Orca Spirit Adventures. Mick is one of the most experienced zodiac captains in the industry and has such a deep passion and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this trip with a faint hope of seeing orcas for the first time. And we weren't disappointed. Even though the weather patterns had been odd and the salmon not running g very well, we still managed to find a few small pods of...More

Thank Irene I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take your own pictures because i never found the ones that they took online. They had two people taking pictures and said they could be found online. Don’t count on it!More

Thank sash-burn
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Sash-burn, We would really like to get this sorted out for you and the other guests on board as soon as possible. We understand that the photos are really great bonus so that you are able to focus on taking in the sights during...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 3hrs on this tour. We got to see a pod of transient orcas as well as a humpback whale, california seals and the local male population of sealions. The weather was ok when we left port but towards the end of tour seas had...More

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13 January 2018|
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Response from Ernst t | Reviewed this property |
We took the 10 am trip. We didn't see Orca's but we spent more than one hour watching 2 adult and a young humpback whales feeding.
10 March 2017|
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Response from OrcaSpirit | Property representative |
Hello Caitlin, Thank you for your interest in joining us for a whale watching tour during your stay in Victoria! Our peak whale watching season runs May through October, during this time is when you could see resident and... More
Steve C
30 November 2016|
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Response from OrcaSpirit | Property representative |
Hello Steve, Thank your for your interest in joining us for a tour! There is lots to see this time of year on the Salish Sea via our adventurous Zodiac vessel. Our tours leave daily at 1pm from our convenient downtown... More